News From Rep. Wittenberg

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo), members of the Michigan Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, have introduced legislation to institute stronger gun safety regulations in Michigan and calling on Congress to lift a ban on research related to gun violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bills, House Bills 5369-5371, wouldn’t interfere with the Second Amendment right to lawfully own a firearm, but would help ensure...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

LANSING — Legislation offered by a group of House and Senate Democrats would provide parents with the information they need to make informed decisions about their children’s education by shedding light on the authorizing organizations that oversee charter schools  and the education management organizations (EMOs) that run them. The School Freedom, Accountability, Choice and Transparency Act, or School FACT Act — House Bills 5286-5294 and companion Senate Bills 674-682 — would empower parents to make...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

 

LANSING — This week, Republican legislators are stepping up efforts to strip away critically important benefits for retired police and firefighters, such as health care. In response, state Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Park) issued the following statement: 

“Police, firefighters and paramedics have some of the toughest, most physically demanding jobs out there, and after a career of serving the public, many of them have considerable health care concerns. But instead of providing for their health care...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township), Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) and Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods) have introduced legislation to make voting and registering to vote more convenient. The bills seek to modernize the registration process and remove outdated barriers to the ballot box.

“Voting is an essential right that is at the foundation of our democracy and is the basis of our responsibility as citizens,” Camilleri said. “We...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — Today, the House of Representatives voted down House Bill 5013, which would make sweeping changes to Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system. In response, state Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) issued the following statement: 

“I voted against House Bill 5013 because this plan benefits insurance companies by allowing them to cut benefits without long-term cost reductions for all drivers. HB 5013 also fails to prohibit the particularly egregious practice of basing policy costs on...

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